Thrive Classes Continue.
We have three Thrive classes beginning on Sunday, May 31st. The classes are:
Waking up to God’s Will,
Alex Polmans, Instructor
Have you ever wondered if God really has a plan for YOUR life - and, if so, how to recognize it? We will take part in Daniel Kolenda's video series "LIVE before you die" which will address questions like "What if God Calls Me to Do Something I Don’t want to DO?" and "What if I've Already Missed the Will of God?". We will wake up to God's will for our lives and gain biblical understanding of our eternal purpose in Christ.
Free At Last
Norbert Senftleben, Instructor
Spiritual growth towards "the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" is not something achieved overnight. The path from "babes in Christ" towards the fullness of Christ is (as we all know), a gradual process. I also understand that "the spiritual man" develops at the expense of "the natural man" (1 Cor. 2:14), as expressed in the inspired words of John the Baptist: "He must increase, but I must decrease". As a result, "Christ in us" believers is in a state of transition between early infancy and a closeness to His full stature. We understand that Christ in us is totally victorious over Satan, whom He defeated completely. However, the natural man, who is constantly dwindling in a healthy Christian, is still subject to attacks by the devil and his forces. There is spiritual warfare for as long as we remain in the flesh; which is the situation Paul describes in Romans chapter 7. Satan cannot touch Christ in us, who remains as sinless in us as when He was in the world, for He has defeated the devil. But our flesh remains vulnerable to the enemy. This is why we need the full armor of God.
On the basis of the above understanding, and knowing that believers (children of Abraham, like the woman in Luke 13:16) are still vulnerable to the influence of the enemy in their yet un-regenerated areas, it often becomes necessary to defeat the enemy where he has made himself strong, and refuses to depart. These are "strongholds" (fortified places; Webster); "ochuroma" or fortification. These places of enemy resistance need to be dealt with "weapons that are not carnal" for the believer to reach the fullness of Christ, and to be kept from a life of bondage and often subject to torment and defeat.
Don’t Take the Baitl Part 2
Christine Martine, Instructor
- Are you compelled to tell your side of the story?
- Do you fight thoughts of suspicion or distrust?
- Are you constantly rehearsing past hurts?
- Have you lost hope because of what someone did to you?
The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God--offense. This trap restrains countless Christians, severs relationships, and widens the gulfs between us. Jesus said, "It is impossible that no offenses should come” (Luke 17:1). Although you will encounter offense, you can choose how you will react.
In this new twentieth anniversary edition, John Bevere shows you how to identify the traps ahead of you and escape the victim mentality. With declaration-style prayers and testimonials from people whose lives have been changed by his message, this book will inspire you to stay free from offense and its destructive power.
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